--In the applet FAQ there are few listed to sell your game. I listed four sites that have a java games running. They do prefer the flash games though because they can redistribute. But I understand your point about being too few. Even javagames is all flash. Go figure. But here is a site with a list of java games. http://www.arcadepod.com/java/
True about the first part, and regarding arcadepod... All the java games are just links to other sites, and they don't look like the accept any home made stuff in a hurry, so sorry it doesn't look too promising. Also 3rd newest game was added 2006...
--The nice thing about javagametome is that they don't host but rather link to your website. Thus you don't have to worry about the whole payment thing it is just a traffic generator. It is an okay traffic generator but we need more. It would be awesome if your site did something similar.
Well the plan is to let the dev display a link to it's own site, and to also get profit sharing. The profit sharing is just that money generated from ads on games4j.com is shared with the developer. This is optional, so one can skip this and not worry about it. The money will be used to improve and promot games4j instead (to generate more traffic). Any profit the dev makes from it's own site or other sites are still the developers, and no sharing is done there.
--What are your terms of payment?
I have it fairly simple in the beginning. The dev gets 40% if just plain applet, and 50% if highscorelist api is implemented. This is done by displaying the ads with the devs google adsense key 40% or 50% of the time. The % can be changed in the future, but I really hope to be able to improve it (even thoug I don't think you can find any better offer on any other portal). I will not decrease it for anybody after game is submitted. This arrangement should make it quite simple for everyone, but other options will be looked into later.
--My understand of the search engines is that the more sites that link to you the higher the rank you are, so having another site, even one that competes with Javagametome is a good thing for developers.
Yes I think this can be good news for other java sites as well!
Anyway, I hope that helps. I guess my main question is what are your terms and can you set up the site to actually link back to our pages as an alt to you hosting the game?
Well, I as a gamer don't like it when I am sent around to another site when I want to play a game, and that in turn migh send me further and so on... I want the game to be played on that site, so I imagine many others are the same. You have no benefit of this site if nobody want's to come back. On the other hand you get to add a link to your site, get cred for the game, get text feedback and highscore list, and revenu share, and I doubt this site will steal traffic from your site, but rather add to it. Tell me what the downside is
keep up the good work.
I will try